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  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 21 to Feb. 3

    The University of New England pairs photographs and words in "A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers," an exhibition opening this week on the UNE Portland campus. The show features "Heirlooms" and 52 other black-and-white images by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels, each accompanying a ...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 10/17 "The Lost Child," discussion with poet Wes McNair, 6:30 p.m., free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. Saturd...

  • Out & About: Laura Kargul’s 25th anniversary concert

    For classical music lovers like myself, one of the first dates that gets circled on calendars every autumn is Laura Kargul’s solo piano recital at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. This Friday’s concert is extra special, marking her 25th year at the school. Known as an...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 8-21

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 10/8 "Deadly Hypocrisy," reading by author Gar Roper, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

  • Out & About: 'The Rainmaker' leads deluge of events

    There’s a veritable flood of fine offerings from many different lands in the performing arts this mid-October, so many that it’s impossible to deal with more than a handful in this space. Tops in my opinion is “The Rainmaker,” a powerful American romantic comedy tha...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 1-14

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art The Boy Singers of Maine, open house and auditions, 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-6354, boysingersofmain...

  • Out & About: Saltwater Music Festival moves to Portland

    Portland has a new music festival, and it’s debuting this weekend. Maine’s Celtic heritage will be showcased as the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival moves into downtown Portland for three days of performances in multiple venues. First Fridays normally focus on the visual arts, b...

  • Arts Calendar: Sept. 24 to Oct. 7

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art The Boy Singers of Maine, open house and auditions, 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-6354, boysingersofmain...

  • Out & About: Kotzschmar returns to Portland, 'Avenue Q' entertains in South Portland

    Portland’s leading claim to international musical fame is the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, a behemoth among instruments that has been a centerpiece of the city’s cultural life since 1912. Two years ago – immediately following its centennial celebration – the organ ...